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  • ID: 1912554
  • April 2009
  • 136 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House

Microfinance institutions matter. The purpose of
this book is: a) to understand their behaviour; b)
to capture some of the issues that affect their
behaviour and development; and c) to focus on
healthy institutionalization processes. Two
methodologies were used to achieve this purpose:
research & field exposure. From frameworks for
analysis to the history and waves of the
microfinance revolution; from understanding
microfinance within a national context to
understanding microfinance within an institutional
context; to field cases from Cairo, Egypt (four
borrowers & four credit officers)... this book has
argued the necessity of evaluating the performance
of microfinance institutions from within and
without. A microfinance institution has to be
healthy from within and without to evolve in a
healthy manner; one cannot be achieved without the
other. Furthermore, the indicators of health should
reflect both financial and non-financial data. This
book was written for microfinance practitioners,
donor agencies, policymakers, consultants, students
in economics, public policy, and development

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Soulafa, Al-Abbasi.
Soulafa Al-Abbasi, MDE: Studied Development Economics at
Dalhousie University. Course Co-ordinator at International Ocean
Institute, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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